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Doms history paper - American history up to the year 1820 was a long rigorous journey It began as a search for a northwest passage and ended with

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American history up to the year 1820 was a long, rigorous journey. It began as a search for a northwest passage and ended with the formation of one of the most powerful nations in history. The first written history of America begins with the exploration of Christopher Columbus. He sailed under the Spanish flag in 1492 and landed in modern day Puerto Rico. After Columbus sailed and traveled, Juan Ponce de Leon became the first European to land on what is now known as the continental United States. He landed on Florida in 1513. The Spanish continued to settle many areas of the Americas. They discovered the Appalachian Mountains, the Mississippi River, the Grand Canyon, and the Great Plains. About ten Spanish explorers followed in the footsteps of Columbus and Ponce de Leon. By the late 1500’s, the Spanish settled in parts of Florida, as well as some of the west coast. In this era, the Spanish were not alone; the English were also very active in exploration. The first official discovery of the Americas by England was in 1497 by John Cabot. His voyage was sponsored by Henry VII and was rather unsuccessful due to the fact that the goal at hand was to find a northwest passage to India. It was not until about a century later, when the English began to colonize in the Americas. The first settlement
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course HIST 1201 taught by Professor Howardeisenstatt during the Spring '07 term at Seton Hall.

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Doms history paper - American history up to the year 1820 was a long rigorous journey It began as a search for a northwest passage and ended with

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